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Ferguson warns derby duds
Alex Ferguson told his derby day flops to watch out after this Carling Cup stroll. United's manager warned the victims of Sunday's 6-1 rout by Manchester City that they have second-string players breathing down their necks. The Scot changed his entire team for last night's cruise past little League Two Aldershot. And goals from Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia earned the visitors a place in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail claims the club have resumed interest in Spain Under 21 midfielder Javi Martinez. The paper says United are considering an £18m bid in January for the Athletic Bilbao player.
The same paper says The Football Association still hasn't received UEFA's full reasons for the three-match international ban imposed on Wayne Rooney after his send-off for England against Montenegro, but will decide this week whether to appeal against the sanction. If so, the FA will have three days to notify UEFA of their wish to appeal and then six days to submit a case.